Friday Links: Words in the Mail

21 Jun

Happy Friday!

Here are a couple Friday links to kick off the weekend. This week’s theme is about how the link between literature and the postal service.

Indie darlings The Postal Service, who collaborated through snail mail, are touring the US right now. Can you believe Give Up is celebrating its 10th anniversary?!

Ireland fit a whole short story on a new stamp (via PW Daily)

When you’re a writer, your mailbox can be a source of agony — but it’s important to remember you’re in good company: Alfred A. Knopf sent rejection letters to Jack Kerouac and other famous authors in this 2007 NPR story.

On my recent trip to Dallas, I read Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette on the plane. The book, which garnered tons of publicity last year, features emails and snail mail between the characters. What’s your favorite epistolary novel?

As a young girl growing up in Australia, Geraldine Brooks had pen pals through the world. Twenty years later she went on a search to find these long-lost pen-pal friends, as told in the memoir Foreign Correspondence.



6 Responses to “Friday Links: Words in the Mail”

  1. JHaeske June 24, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    No, I can’t believe Give Up is that old – I listen to it quite often. Do you know Iron& Wine’s very fine version of ‘Such Great Heights’?

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos June 24, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Love Iron & Wine. Oh that brings back such memories!

      • JHaeske June 24, 2013 at 9:59 am #

        Me too, although I was very disappointed with the last two records. Have you checked out my new blog? There will be Iron & Wine related stuff on there at some point as well. J

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos June 24, 2013 at 11:29 am #

        I didn’t realize you had a new blog! What’s the URL?

      • JHaeske June 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

        Here’s my latest post:

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos June 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

        Thanks! Looking forward to checking it out!!

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